What is Mosque Building and Mendaki Fund (MBMF)?
Every working Muslim in Singapore, regardless foreign workers or permanent residents are to contribute to a community fund, the Mosque Building Fund. Indeed, an efficient way to raise a community fund from Muslim workers was to devise through the Central Provident Fund Board’s collection system.
The MBF had one key purpose which was to build a mosque in every new town. However, with the establishment of the MENDAKI Foundation, MBF was expanded to support Yayasan MENDAKI’s educational and social programmes for the community and was renamed the Mosque Building and Mendaki Fund (MBMF). Therefore, the MBMF’s roles have been further refined to support religious education initiatives, and also to upgrade and revitalising older mosques in year 2009.
The MBMF supports the building of new mosques and upgrading of the older mosques, religious education initiatives, while MENDAKI’s educational and social programmes are to strengthen and uplift the Malay/Muslim families.
Together with the expanding of the Muslim population, coupled with the escalating costs of education and construction, there is a need to review how to best harness and use our community’s resources. Maintaining the rates will lead to a deficit and thus delay the progress of mosques, the madrasah sector and MENDAKI’s programmes. Therefore, MBMF contribution rates will be revised to ensure the availability of funds to support the growing socio-religious needs off our community.
The new rates effective on 1 June 2016:
|Total Monthly Wage of Muslim Employee||Current Monthly Contribution||New Rate Change||Revised Monthly Contribution|
|< $1,000||$2.00||+ $1.00||$3.00|
|> $1,000 to $2,000||$3.50||+ $1.00||$4.50|
|> $2,000 to $3,000||$5.00||+ $1.50||$6.50|
|> $3,000 to $4,000||$12.50||+ $2.50||$15.00|
|> $4,000 to $6,000||$16.00||+ $3.50||$19.50|
|> $6,000 to $8,000||$16.00||+ $6.00||$22.00|
|> $8,000 to $10,000||$16.00||+ $8.00||$24.00|
|> $10,000||$16.00||+ $10.00||$26.00|
To grow and further uplift the quality of living is everyone’s responsibilities, hence every working Muslim in Singapore, including foreign workers and permanent residents are to contribute to this community fund.
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